Zagreb (Croatia), Sunday 9 July 2017

Sljeme, Mount Medvednica, Zagreb, Croatia (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually in high summer on the densely-wooded Mount Medvednica, which rises above the city of Zagreb, the Sljemenski Maraton (Sljeme Marathon) is Croatia's oldest trail running event.

Starting and finishing at the radio transmission tower on top of Sljeme (1031m), the highest peak of the mountain, the route is a 14km loop on woodland trails.

You can choose to run either one lap (14km), two laps (28km) or three laps (42km), but be aware that it's a really tough race!

The first half of the route is downhill, the second half uphill. Each lap features 478m of descent and 478m of ascent!

The course records are held by Nikola Špoljar (3:11:50) and Veronika Jurišić (3:27:01) who has won the race ten times already.

Sljeme is a 20km uphill drive from Zagreb's city centre. You can get there by car or you can use a combination of tram and public bus (see details on the official event website).


Country: Croatia

Venue (Map): Sljeme, Zagreb

Date: 9 July 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: 14km - 28km - 42km

Start time: 10.30

Start and finish: at the radio transmission tower on the summit of Sljeme

Race centre:

  • Saturday 13.00-17.00: Atletski klub Sljeme, Trnjanska 122 (Caffe bar TIME)
  • on the day 8.30-9.30: in the start area (for runners from outside Zagreb)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer or credit card; late entries on the day

Entry fees:

  • until 15 June 2017: HRK 150 (€ 20, goodie bag included)
  • until 30 June 2017: HRK 180 (€ 25, goodie bag included)
  • until 9 July 2017: HRK 150 (€ 20, without a goodie bag)

You get: goodie bag (for entries up to 30 June 2017: T-shirt, buff, finisher medal, voucher for a meal after the race), bib chip timing, six aid stations per lap

Prizes: trophies to the first 3 men and 3 women in each race

Number of finishers 2017: 372 (14km), 55 (28km), 66 (42km)

-> Full results 2017

Number of finishers 2016: (?)

Number of finishers 2015: 229 (14km), 98 (42km), 48 relay teams

Event website (in Croatian and English):

sljeme run logo


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.